Acquiesce Definition

acquiesced, acquiesces, acquiescing
acquiesced, acquiesces, acquiescing
To consent or comply passively or without protest.
American Heritage
To agree or consent quietly without protest, but without enthusiasm.
To acquiesce in a decision.
Webster's New World
(intransitive) To rest satisfied, or apparently satisfied, or to rest without opposition and discontent (usually implying previous opposition or discontent); to accept or consent by silence or by omitting to object; — followed by "in", sometimes also by "with" and "to".
(intransitive) To concur upon conviction; as, to acquiesce in an opinion; to assent to; usually, to concur, not heartily but so far as to forbear opposition.

Origin of Acquiesce

  • From Middle French acquiescer, from Latin acquiescere; ad + quiescere ("to be quiet"), from quies ("rest").

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin acquiēscere ad- ad- quiēscere to rest kweiə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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